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Hotep (Medu Neter for Peace)!
Ankh, Udja, Seneb (Medu Neter for Life, Prosperity, Heath)!
Greetings to my Black American family for Afrikan liberation!
The following commentary will document my fourth day in attendance at the 2021 Kemet Nu Educational Tour. This glorious time-traveling mission was sponsored by professors Ashra and Merira Kwesi–the legendary teachers of Egyptology (the scientific study on Egyptian history, culture, and spirituality) and history.
View several pictures, which were taken on Day 4 of the tour below:
Today our field studies and lectures concluded with a visit to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. To view the artifacts of ancient Afrikan Kemetic (Egyptian) people. Although we as Black people do not control the curatorial process of Kemet’s artifacts, it is absolutely necessary to see them in a museum. This helps us to understand white supremacy’s distortion of Afrikan history, culture, and spirituality. Museums about Afrikan history help us piece together the facts about Black people. For example, if you look at my pictures, I posted the actual Kemetic statues of Afrika. If you look closely at my photos, you will see that some of my pictures of Kemet’s statues are missing noses, lips, and sometimes a face. That is because white supremacy does not want us to know that Kemet was a Black civilization. Racism made every attempt to erase the Black features and the Black faces of Kemet’s people.
Case in point, Napoleon Bonaparte, the former Dictator of France in the 1700s and 1800s, became infatuated with Kemet. He believed that his studies about Kemet being a white civilization were “true.”
In 1798, Napoleon took tens of thousands of Frenchmen and scholars with him to document the greatness of whiteness. But when he got to Kemet, he realized that Kemet was not an ancient white civilization, which ultimately founded the West’s society. Napoleon discovered that Kemet was a sophisticated Black civilization long before his time. Enraged at this fact, Napoleon blew off the nose of the Heru Em Akhet (Europeans and Arabs call this ancient spiritual Afrikan figure- the Sphinx). Napoleon’s is racist behavior was recorded in the L. A. Times. When you go to Kemet, you will see for yourself. The leftover bullet holes of European soldiers that shot at the face of the Sphinx are still visible. Although white historian revisionists (and their colonized Black scholars) say that Napoleon’s blowing the nose off the Sphinx did not happen, it did happen, family. It is all documented.
Below are photos showing damages done to the Great Sphinx of Ancient Kemet
But white supremacists could not totally destroy the Blackness of all Kemet’s statues, or the Medu Neter. Europeans and Arabs call Kemet’s Medu Neter language “hieroglyphics.” At the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, many of Kemet’s statues and Medu Neter writings prove the Blackness of ancient Kemet. The Cairo museum’s artifacts even exhibit the kinky hair of the ancient Kemetic people. This is on full display! Kemet is mind-blowing! And the only way you will appreciate it, you must come physically to study Kemet in Afrika.
More information on Ashra Kwesi’s annual trip to Kemet can be found on his website at this link: https://www.kemetnu.com/egypt_tour.htm
Shem Hotep! (Medu Neter for “I go in peace”)
Bashir Muhammad Akinyele is a History and Afrikana Studies teacher at Weequahic High School in Newark, NJ. He is also the co-coordinator for the Association for Study of Classical African Civilizations (ASCAC) Study Group Chapter in Newark, NJ, and ASCAC’s New Jersey State Representative(https://ascac.org/)